Books & Essays
Books & Essays
11 April 2014

Let's make Paine's Age of Reason a reality

Burke's paternalism won out over Paine's liberalism. Let the fightback begin.

11 April 2014

India's election: the world’s largest question mark

Dolan Cummings on the biggest election in the history of mankind.

11 April 2014

Orwell's war on the 'smelly little orthodoxies' of left and right

Robert Colls' superb 'intellectual biography' takes the reader into the liberty-loving, rebellious, and contrary heart of George Orwell.

11 April 2014

Helicopter parents vs cotton-wool kids

Parenting Culture Studies cuts through the confusing world of modern parenting.

11 April 2014

Matthew Arnold's error: the state is bad for culture

In order to judge 'the best which has been thought and said in the world', individuals must be free to discriminate.

11 April 2014

Hi-tech Malthusianism does progress no favours

Tyler Cowen’s new book underestimates the benefits society could reap from new technology.

11 April 2014

The social life of the networked teen

On social networks, kids have found the unprotected, adult-free spaces now denied to them in the real world.

7 April 2014

How the Great War laid waste to liberal education

The First World War unravelled adult authority over the next generation.

31 March 2014

Why CSR is socially irresponsible

ESSAY: The rise of corporate social responsibility is bad for society.

31 March 2014

CSR: the dangers of ‘doing the right thing’

ESSAY: The rise of corporate social responsibility is bad for democracy.